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Old 08/22/2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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Couldy water

Can't figure out why. New ro\di new salt reef Crystal s. Just filled 150gal 4days ago nothing in tank but water and a mag 9 for circulating all tests r right where they should b new sump skimmer filtersocks. Just don't get it


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Old 08/22/2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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Totally normal...
Expect cloudy water in a new tank from bacterial growth as well as sand particulate,etc...

Usually goes away in a few days to a few weeks


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Old 08/22/2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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Really but there's nothing in the tank


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Old 08/22/2019, 03:25 PM   #4
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Yes really.. Bacteria is everywhere


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Old 08/22/2019, 07:23 PM   #5
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No sand or rock?


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Old 08/23/2019, 12:29 PM   #6
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Premixed in a separate container or you mixed in the tank? If you mixed in the tank it could take a few days for the water to clear up fully.

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Old 08/23/2019, 08:10 PM   #7
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To OP:
Did you pour in the salt then add the water, or did you pour in the water then add the dry salt slowly? Reason im asking is precipitation occurs on reef salt mixes if you add water last instead of first. The reef salt needs to be added slowly a bit at a time in cool unheated water & mixed throughly all the while and afterwards, at least until its crystal clear. Even if its an empty new sys. it still should be mixed this way for clear water & no precip.
Ive never had a new reef water mix that didn't mix up clear quickly but i add my salt slowly & mix it till its clear before adding more. I use IORC.
If you mixed it properly then perhaps that new salt you mentioned may be to blame, bad batch? Do you have any left from the batch to remix & test to see if it goes cloudy or goes clear? Maybe test the new water mix to see if everything is at proper specs per 1/2 cup of mix per gal. at .025 salinity.
What reef salt are you using?
Whatever seems the simplest explanation usually is.


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